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Fil-Am JazzFest to Feature Living Legend

LOS ANGELES – It’s been a lifetime in the making. But one of the living legends of Pinoy Jazz will make her Hollywood debut during the 6th Annual Fil-Am JazzFest Presented by ABS-CBN at the world famous Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club. Ms. Annie Brazil is set to headline on December 3 (Friday).

For more than four decades, Ms. Brazil, the mother of Filipino celebrities Richard Merk and Rachel Anne Wolfe, has performed with the biggest names in jazz throughout all of Asia. Known for her expert way with a lyric, Annie Brazil is often called “the Billie Holiday of Filipino jazz.” She sings the classic tunes – “Lullaby of Birdland,” “All of Me,” “The Nearness of You” – with an unerring sense of swing and musical authenticity that listeners describe as “mesmerizing.”

In addition to a lengthy C.V. of awards and honors, Miss Brazil earned the coveted JazzPhil-USA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

On December 3 at Catalina’s, Annie Brazil will headline a concert featuring Bo Razon, Johnny Alegre, Abe Lagrimas, and introducing Carlo David and 2010 Talent Search winner VJ Rosales.

Jazzipino queen Charmaine Clamor headlines on December 4 (Saturday). “Ms. Annie Brazil is one of my heroes, one of the pioneers of Pinoy jazz,” Clamor remarked. “I’m so excited to hear her sing in Hollywood – finally!”

Tickets for the 6th Annual Fil-Am JazzFest Presented by ABS-CBN are now on sale through the JazzPhil-USA Website: www.JazzPhil-USA.com. Historically, this special event on the Pinoy Music calendar sells out every year. With Ms. Annie Brazil on the bill, it’s a certainty.


When: December 3-4, 8-10PM

Where: Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 90028

Tickets: $30 + two-item minimum each night; $50 two-night package

More Info: www.JazzPhil-USA.com; TELEPHONE 323-521-3588


What: Series 1 of Philippine Indigenous Music: KALINGA, In Collaboration with SIPA & Kayamanan ng Lahi

When: December 4, 1-3 PM

Where: SIPA Community Center 3200 West Temple Street Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles,CA 90026

Tickets: $5 minimum; FREE to those who purchase the jazzfest $50 two-night package

More Info: www.JazzPhilUSA.com; TELEPHONE: 323-521-3588

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